This week we got a surprise letter from Bonifas!
I'm really pleased that my Tanzanian kids have been able to send letters every two months this year! This is pretty similar to what it was like when I first started writing to Said. I checked my notes, and Bonifas' letter arrived almost exactly two months after his last one! It was also interesting to see that Bonifas' center sent a "free form" letter on his behalf, instead of having him fill out a form letter as he usually does. He needs help writing, so the words on the page are usually filled out by a project worker, but because of his age, we usually receive form letters.
In this letter, Bonifas sends his greetings and says that he is doing well in school. He added that he loves me very much and "welcomes" me to Tanzania. He also said that at the center, they "learn the words to sing to God, pray and worship." He shared Psalm 23:1, and asked how he can pray for us! Bonifas says he wants to be a teacher when he grows up, but sometimes I think he might end up being a pastor! He is such a sweet little guy.
I'm hoping that this week brings lots more letters! We have six first letters outstanding, and one is approaching the 6 month mark. Maybe when I get the mail letter today, there will be a stack of cream colored envelopes inside!